Ozone depleting substances (ODS) include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride, hydrobromofluorocarbons, chlorobromomethane, and methyl chloroform.

Vietnam plans to cut emissions by 11.2 million tons of CO2 equivalent by 2045. (Photo: baochinhphu.vn)

The plan aims at effectively managing and gradually eliminating the substances in line with the Montreal Protocol.

Accordingly, the country will honor the commitment on being free of products that contain or are made from bromochloromethane, carbon tetrachloride (CTC), CFC, Halon, HBFC, methyl chloroform, HCFC 141b, and will not import other HCFCs from 2040.

As planned, it will cut the consumption of HFCs, and phase down the substance’s consumption to 20% from 2045.

Furthermore, the controlled substances will be collected, kept, transported and recycled in accordance with technical requirements. Meanwhile, mechanisms on carbon credit generation from recycling and treatment of the substances will be popularized.

Regarding sustainable cooling solutions, they should be integrated into the national- and provincial- levels urban area development programs, action plans in response to climate change, and relevant planning.

An array of missions and solutions were sketched out to complete the set targets, comprising building and completion of mechanisms and policies, improvement of human resources quality, promotion of scientific research, development of technologies, and enhancement of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the field.

Source: VNA